Late last week our 2004BC had the classic stall problem we've all been reading about (MIL and a bunch of lights coming on, ICE not running, clears in 3-5 restarts). Was able to get it to the dealer today. Some tidbits:
- The dealer had to perform the SSC 40D reprogramming on it. Which brings up a question -- is 40D something dealers should have installed as a matter of course on routine service visits or only something to install if there's already some major problem? I ask because the previous dealer (the one who was so atrocious over the headlight problem) never did 40D nor even mentioned it and I'm curious how (un)reasonable such an attitude was.
- The calibration was to be updated from 34702200 to 34705100. I've seen some online threads here and there where people have complained that recalibrations have very noticibly decreased milage. Anyone here who has been through a recalibration seen a noticeable milage drop?
- Dealer said he's had a bunch of Priuses in with the stalling problem (some towed in) in the past couple of weeks. He hypothesizes it has something to do with the high heat and humidity we've been having during that time. [/*:m:32bh054u]